Friday, 20 January 2017

My Bougainvillea

This is my bougainvillea growing from my balcony.
I stuck my arm out and took a photo.
Pretty in pink.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Blooming Pigeon Orchids

When there is a dip in the temperature, 
the pigeon orchids will bloom.
The photos are not very clear but I hope you can see the white orchid blooms.
It was a pretty sight.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Orange Bongbong (HMK 1)

This is the first pattern I tatted from the new Korean pattern book 'Tatting Lace With Your Life' by Ha Mi-Kyoung.
Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Harvest Orange Medium Col. 694 and Twirlz Blaze Col. 409. I miscalculated the amount of thread used so I had to add more in some places. It was a mess so I am going to try it again.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

New Year, New Tatting Book

Finally it is here.

The tatting book I wanted all these months.
The patterns are very pretty and I hope I will be able to follow. It is in Korean with diagrammed patterns. There are QR codes in the book for videos however they are also in Korean but we should be able to follow.

Has anyone else got this book? I know Carollyn tatted some beautiful doilies from it. 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy 2017

It has been 15 days in but never too late to wish you a Happy New Year.

These are my fortune cats for 2016 (right) and for 2017 (left). Both are solar powered so the arms swings whenever there is enough light.

I hope 2017 will be a year full of exciting experiences. Wishing you all good health, good fortune and good tatting. 

Friday, 30 December 2016

Neon Lights

It is very colorful especially against the night sky. An unusual way to light up a Chinese temple but it looks very pretty. I am hoping that I will be able to get more photos during the Lunar New Year when there will be fireworks.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas Cakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with butter icing and Christmas cookies. My sister made the cake and her daughter did the decorating. This was eaten on Christmas Day.

This was the cake we had on Christmas eve. 
Again decorated by my niece. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016


I was drawn to this pattern by the placement of beads. A Jennifer Williams snowflake pattern on page 20 of her Tatted Snowflakes book.

Tatted in Altin Basak Size 50 in Col. 328 and Delica beads in DB22L.

Monday, 26 December 2016


This is another snowflake pattern by Jennifer Williams. Just like Lynn, you need a 15mm ring. You start by tatting over it and continue with Round 2. You can do a split chain and continue to Round 3 without cutting your threads. 

The first snowflake I tatted was in Altin Basak Size 50 Siyam 1 (black with silver threads). I forgot to make the centre picot larger than the two side ones and when I remembered to do it in the second snowflake, I realised it made it look so much better.

The second snowflake was done in Altin Basak Size 50 in 2351 (gold with gold threads). The larger picot in the centre made the arms looked longer. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016